An impressive holiday weekend of racing lies ahead, highlighted in part by a points race for the 2020 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve: the Los Alamitos Derby this Saturday, July 4.
Read on for a look at the race by the numbers.
0 - The number of times the race has been a Kentucky Derby points race in the past. The July race is usually months too late with the Derby run in May. That is not the case this year with a Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby.
1 1/8 miles - The distance of the race.
1:45.96 - Record time the race has been completed in, set by Free House in 1997.
$2.10 - The lowest payout ever in the race, coming last year when Game Winner won.
3 - The number of Los Al Derby wins by owner Mike Pegram, who won in 2000 with Captain Steve, 2015 with Gimme Da Lute (owned in partnership), and 2018 with Once On Whiskey (owned in partnership). All were trained by Bob Baffert, who also trains Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman’s Uncle Chuck this year.
12 lengths - The record margin of victory when Old Trieste won the 1998 race.
34 - Total Kentucky Derby qualifying points up for grabs in the race, including 20 for the winner.
$43 - The highest win payout ever in the race, coming when Majestic Light won in 1976.
50% - Win percent of the betting favorite. The favorite has won 22 of 44 editions of the race.
1976 - The year the race was inaugurated as the Swaps Stakes. It was renamed when it moved from Hollywood Park to Los Alamitos in 2014.
$150,000 - The purse of this year’s race.